Starting your day off well can set a good tone for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, many people are not mindful of their habits, especially in the morning rush.
Here are some simple things to do to get each day off to a good start:
Wake up with or before the sunrise
A challenge that turned into a blessing for me was early morning feeds with my baby boy. It was difficult waking up at 4 am to feed him, but once he fell asleep again and the sun was rising, it was the most beautiful, calm and tranquil time. Everyone was still sleeping, the birds were starting to wake up, and the colours outside in that early morning light were incredible! It also gave me a bit of me-time.
Take deep breaths and try some yoga asanas (postures)
The best time to meditate is early in the morning when the air is still clean.
Adding a few yoga poses or a good flow routine gets your digestive, lymphatic and cardiovascular system working optimally. By doing this, you can increase the flow of oxygen to your brain, so not only will you feel more energised, but you’ll also feel calm and clear-headed.
Brush your teeth
Brushing your teeth first thing in the morning cleans out all the bacteria and plaque build-up that happens overnight.
Drink a cup of warm water with lemon
It is a great way to get your digestive juices going before breakfast. It is also great for regulating your metabolism, which enables the efficient breakdown of foods.
Do something that makes your soul happy
Listen to good music, eat breakfast outside in the garden or play with your children before leaving for work.
Regardless of what happens during the day, you’ve stared it in the best way possible!
Have a great day!